FAQs on S. American Bumblebee
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I want to begin by thanking you for having such a wonderful website, I
can't tell you how many times I've looked at it when I had a
problem with my tank. I'm writing today about a 10G setup I have
with 4 platys (3F 1M) and a South American Bumblebee Catfish.
<Microglanis iheringi... Mmm, this last can be
Also, two of the Platies are pregnant.
I noticed this morning that 2 of my Platies have what appears to be a
white abrasion on their sides.
<... the Catfish>
I don't think it's Ich because it looks like a wound. I
don't think Platies would nip each other would they?
<Not "that" hard, no>
I'm starting to think that the Bumblebee nipped them during the
night as they were fine yesterday.
<I do concur>
Could it be a disease or is it most likely that the catfish attacked
them? What could I do to help them get better?
<Separate these two species.>
<Welcome! Bob Fenner>